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Colours make up this melody

If you thought melody belongs only to musical notes, think again. Delhi-based artist Ranjeeta Kant focusses on harmony in forms around us through her latest exhibition, Melody of Forms. Currently on at Chawla Art Gallery in Saket, the exhibition displays 27 artworks.

art and culture Updated: Sep 27, 2012 00:33 IST
Chetna Dua

If you thought melody belongs only to musical notes, think again. Delhi-based artist Ranjeeta Kant focusses on harmony in forms around us through her latest exhibition, Melody of Forms. Currently on at Chawla Art Gallery in Saket, the exhibition displays 27 artworks.

“Painting is a creative medium where the artist has a certain freedom of expression. It is not just the surroundings, but also the artist’s interpretation that leads to create a harmony of colours, form and expression on canvas,” says Kant.

The artist likes to paint from her visual memory instead of using a photograph or real-life model. “I take inspiration from my surroundings but combine it with my imagination and give it a personal twist.” Her paintings, The Surreal Skyline, The Horizon and A Symphony in Blue are inspired by the artist’s trip to Istanbul recently. The paintings have a predominantly deep blue hue, signifying the waters. “I love to travel the world, and the blue waters in Istanbul had a calming effect on me.” She says the following quote by famous poet Rabindranath Tagore describes her show the best: ‘First there’s a hint of a line, then the line becomes a form, the more pronounced the form becomes, the clearer becomes the picture of my conception.’